Oregon's Wong Men's Golfer Of The Month
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- Eugene Wong of OREGON has been named the Pac-12 Men's Golfer of the Month for October, Commissioner Larry Scott announced today.
Wong, a senior from North Vancouver, B.C., had three top 3 finishes in as many events during the month of October, including his third career victory with a medalist performance at the Alister MacKenzie Invitational with a tournament record 18-under par 195 (65-63-67).
Not only did he lead the Ducks to the team title at the Invitational, but he also guided Oregon to top team honors at The Prestige at PGA West as he carded a 12-under 204 (70-64-70) to finish runner up in a field that included five other Pac-12 teams.
In his final event of the month, he finished third at the Gifford Collegiate Championships at CordeValle with a 7-under 206 (66-68-72). Six of his nine rounds for the month were in the 60s, including a collegiate-best 63 at the MacKenzie Invitational.
Also nominated for golfer of the month honors were Trent Redfern, Jr., ARIZONA (Tied for 7th at the Gifford Collegiate Championship with a score of 1-over 214); Spencer Fletcher, Sr., ARIZONA STATE (Tied for 1st at Bill Cullum Invitational with 9-under 207, and 5th at The Prestige at PGA West with a 8-under 208); Michael Kim, Fr., CALIFORNIA (Placed T3rd at the Alister MacKenzie Invitational with a 12-under 201, and T8th at the Isleworth Collegiate Invitational 3-over 219); Alex Moore, Sr., OREGON STATE (2nd at the Pacific Invitational); Patrick Cantlay, So., UCLA (T22 at the Windon Memorial with a 5-over 215, T3rd at the U.S. Collegiate Championship carding a 4-under 212, 2nd at the Gifford Collegiate with a 10-under 203) ; Patrick Rodgers, Fr., STANFORD (10th at The Prestige at PGA West with a 7-under 209, 4th at the Isleworth Collegiate Invitational with a even-par 216, T10th with a one-under 215); Steve Lim, Sr., USC (1st at the Gifford Collegiate Championship with a 11-under 202, and T13th at the U.S. Collegiate Championship with a 1-under 215); Joe Webber, Jr., UTAH (T37th at the Allister Mackenzie Invitational with an even-par 213); Cheng-Tsung Pan, Fr., WASHINGTON (Three top 10 finishes - 1st at The Prestige at PGA West with a 15-under 201, 3rd at the U.S. Collegiate Championship with a 4-under 212, T10th at the Gifford Collegiate Championship with a 2-over 215)
Pac-12 Men's Golfer of the Month
September - Patrick Rodgers, Stanford
October - Eugene Wong, Oregon
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